Kristi Trimmer

21 Added | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 5 Following | 7 Followers | @kristitrimm2015 | 4yrs Full-time Traveler | Storyteller | Taco Addict | Fish Slayer | Solo & Adventure Travel | Car Tech | Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Blogger | Australian Labradoodle Puppy

The Top 10 Things You Want to Know About Alaska

The moment I tell people that I live in Alaska, their eyes widen with surprise and their face comes alive with this awestruck expression. Then come …

A Newbies Guide to the Iditirod

<i>Original Publish Date: 3/9/15 Republished: 2/26/18</i><p>I experienced my first Iditarod dog sled race in 2015 and it was the strangest, most awesome thing …

A Keto Avocado Spinach Smoothie - Perfect Way to Start the Day

I used to be the Smoothie Queen – I would blend one up a few times a week at least and sometimes twice a day. Then I was told that I need to have …

A Healthy Keto Dessert: Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark

Finding desserts that I can have is a challenge to say the least. I have quite a few food allergies and eat a mostly Keto and Paleo lifestyle with …

Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

The World's 10 Best Breweries, According to Avid Beer Drinkers

Did your favorite make the cut?<p>RateBeer, the community-driven beer rating site, just released its annual list of the best beers.<p>Despite stumbling …

Top 10

My Puppy Has Changed Me in Ways I Never Knew He Could

My puppy has changed me in ways I never knew he could. For the first time in my life I feel like a momma. Maybe not in the traditional sense, but if …

72 Hours in Alaska - This is the Perfect Itinerary

I haven’t always lived in Alaska, I flirted with this amazing state for a few years first. The minute that I said I was moving in permanently, …

Breakfast

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip

<b>Make Ahead Tip:</b> Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.<p>Sweet Potato Fries<p>Preheat the oven to 450°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.<p>To …

French Fries

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Shares 293<p>These beef short ribs are as amazing as they look. The flavorful crust will dance on your tongue before the slow-smoked buttery meat melts …

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs Are a Budget-Friendly Weeknight Meal

Sure, chicken breasts are healthy and versatile, but let’s be real: The thighs are the real winner. They’re cheaper, juicier, and more flavorful, yet they’re often overlooked. Why not give them the love they deserve? Enter crispy chicken thighs with honey-lemon pan sauce. Quick, easy, and involving …

Cooking

Buffalo Cauliflower Is a Surprisingly Great Wing Substitute

The cauliflower tastes so much like boneless chicken wings, it's unreal.<p>Two foods that I rarely make at home but <i>always</i> order at restaurants are chicken wings and wedge salads. Everything I thought about both dishes changed when I made a <b>Buffalo cauliflower wedge salad</b>.<p>It jumped out at me in the …

Food

Grab Your Flippers, Airbnb Will Let You Stay On Board The Blue Planet II Ship

Coolest. trip. ever.<p>In what is quite possibly the most exciting news ever, you can now stay on board the exploration vessel which appeared in Blue …

The World’s Best Hotels in Every State

When we travel nothing completes the experience quite like staying in a hotel that understands the local vibe.<p>Every year, T+L asks readers to share …

New York City

The Essential Rules For Solo Travel

Solo travel can be a liberating – even life-changing – experience, but as I’ve learned (often the hard way) through my years as a globetrotting travel writer, there’s definitely an art to it.<p>This month, Lonely Planet published my guide: <i>The Solo Travel Handbook.</i> I’ve loaded the book up with all the …

Solo Travel

What to Pack for an Alaska Adventure

<i>Originally posted 5/20/15 updated and revised 5/2/17. Disclosure: This post not only has some amazing tips on what to pack for an Alaska adventure</i> …

First Winter in Alaska? Here's How to Get Your Car Ready

<i>Disclosure: This post not only has some amazing tips on how to survive your first winter in Alaska, it also Affiliate Links that I earn commissions</i> …

I Found a Life Worth Living as a Full-Time Traveler

Three years… it has been THREE YEARS since I started this journey of being a full-time traveler. I began traveling in January 2013 and after a couple …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

10 Great Off-the-Grid Airbnb Rentals

Airbnb has opened up a world of traveling possibilities. You’re no longer locked into hotel locations and prices. And while the company and hosts …